CCEE 2018-19 Teachers of the Year

The winning teacher(s) were honored because of their commitment to empowering their students with economic and financial literacy.

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Connie Moore-Kelly

Math and Business Teacher
Hamilton High School

Connie Moore-Kelly is a Math and Business teacher at Hamilton High School. Connie specializes in integrating technology into her lesson plans and is highly regarded for her creativity and use of technology within her school district. Ms. Moore-Kelly is currently the Director of the Business and Interactive Technology Academy at Hamilton High School (BITA). In this capacity, she has partnered with the California Council of Economic Education to ensure the inclusion of financial literacy into the BITA curriculum.

With the assistance of CCEE, she helped to create an annual event entitled “Family Financial Literacy Day”. In addition, Ms. Moore has implemented a dual credit program where students take community college business courses such as Introduction to Business, Marketing and Business Law. In addition to teaching Entrepreneurship, Ms. Kelly currently teaches Financial Algebra. Ms. Kelly has taught for nine years. During this time she has sent three teams to the regional finals. She has recently been selected to be one of the master educators for the Los Angeles region. In 2015, Ms. Moore-Kelly was selected as NFTE teacher of the year for the Los Angeles region. She won the NFTE Master Teacher challenge for 2018. In addition, Connie’s student won the National Student Entrepreneur Finals in October 2018.

Jibin Park

AP Economics Teacher
Los Altos High School

Jibin Park is an AP Economics instructor at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, CA. He served as an AP Economics Reader for the College Board from 2007-2012, and also completed a lecture series for AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, and AP Government on Jibin holds an M.A. in education from Claremont Graduate Universityand completed graduate coursework in economics at Cal State Fullerton. He graduated with a degree in economics and government from Claremont McKenna College and pitched four years for the Claremont-Mudd Stags baseball team under Coach Randy Town. Jibin routinely participates in CCEE programs, from contests such as the Financial Advisor Contest to curriculum writing and workshops. His students have placed and won in CCEE contests many times over. He is passionate about economics and preparing his students for the real world and the choices they will face.

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